Tsukti Longkumer receives the Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio during the Mokokchung Road Show.
Tsukti Longkumer, an upcoming hotelier from Nagaland, is an inspiration for the youth in the region, as he has shown them the way to be self-reliant.
At the young age of 18, Longkumer started a catering business in Mokokchung town. And, today at 32 he is a successful entrepreneur.
He owns an eight-room lodge called ‘Whispering Winds’ situated at the highest point of the town.
“Before I started the catering business, people used to collect chairs, and utensils from their neighbourers to organize the functions. Then I decided to start catering business to provide service to the people and earn some money for myself,” said Tsukti Longkumer. He was recently awarded the “2010 Outstanding Entrepreneur” by the Nagaland government.
His achievements are a source inspiration for other youngsters in Mokukchung, the third most important urban hub in Nagaland.
He says that the youngsters here should not always look towards getting the government jobs. “They can do business, whatever small business it may be, and live a respectable and self-sustaining life,” said Longkumer.
The youth are aware of the damage caused by militancy and are keen to bring economic prosperity to the state through their efforts.
The local people here feel that the region holds huge potential for tourism and peace and normalcy in the region can draw tourists, generate jobs and give a boost to local business.